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Alcohol use disorder linked to gene splicing

Written by Charlotte Harrison, Science Writer. Alternative splicing of RNA controls the flow of genetic information from DNA to protein, […]

Ovarian cancer subtypes point to tailored treatments

Written by Charlotte Harrison, Science Writer. Ovarian cancer is usually diagnosed late and can be difficult to treat. A study […]

Cell-based study corrects fragile X syndrome

Written by Charlotte Harrison, Science Writer. A new paper published in Cell describes an approach to correct the genetic defect […]

New genetic insights into COVID-19 severity

Written by Charlotte Harrison, Science Writer. Why do some people get seriously ill with COVID-19 while other people have only […]

Curing misconceptions: where do genomics myths come from?

Genomics has, perhaps more than any other field, been plagued by misconceptions. From oversimplified explanations in high school biology classes […]

New clues for Parkinson’s disease diagnosis

Written by Charlotte Harrison, Science Writer. Early detection of Parkinson’s disease (PD) will mean that future therapies have a better […]

A link between schizophrenia and the placenta

Written by Charlotte Harrison, Science Writer. The genetic risk of schizophrenia is believed to be linked largely to genetic variants […]

The key to a long life? It could be a diverse gut virome

Written by Charlotte Harrison, Science Writer. A new paper in Nature Microbiology shows that people who live to be at […]

A SNAPpy way to customize cell therapies

Written by Charlotte Harrison, Science Writer. Chimeric antigen receptor (CAR)-T cell therapies are highly successful, but they are currently engineered […]

Succinate and PLOD2: new players in breast cancer metastasis

Written by Charlotte Harrison, Science Writer. A study published in PNAS has identified a new role for the metabolite succinate […]